Rowan Williams is going through an unecessarily tough time. He doesn’t seem to understand that in our reductive, immediate society where everything can be boiled down to just a few words, his carefully argued and constructed arguments struggle to be understood.
Some of what the media and the politicians are saying Rowan Williams said last night onSharia law is just not true. Instead, read what he actually said.
Then follow it up with Paul Vallely from the Independent, who seems to have really grasped the issue: Williams is snared in a trap of his own making.
Just don’t join in the criticism without having looked into it properly.